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It is with great delight that on behalf of Guest Resource Services that we congratulate Dr Carin Stoltz-Urban on receiving her PHD. We are proud to have her as part of the academic board.

Dr Carin Stoltz-Urban graduated with a PhD degree from the Da Vinci Institute, in September 2017. Her PhD thesis dealt with the retention and success of non-traditional postgraduate students.  Her study, titled ‘Non-Traditional Postgraduate Student Success: The Development of an Institutional Framework’ investigated the challenge of student retention and success faced by higher education institutions worldwide, from an African perspective. The study focused on three African countries, namely Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa, as they were seen as representative of the continent.  The study assists the understanding of the support needs of adult learners, specifically in an African context.

‘I am happy to say that I believe that Guest Resource Services is delivering this kind of support to their learners, delivering personalised services to small groups’ said Carin. ‘I am very proud’.